Dr. Paul Wetzel, MD

Dr. Paul Wetzel, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Paul Wetzel, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.

Central Coast Gastroenterology

1551 Bishop St Ste 510

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Net
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wetzel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 96% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Wetzel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wetzel "I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible."

1  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

1  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

55  Conditions Treated


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7  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University Ca San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Ca San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Ks University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wetzel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Wetzel is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Wetzel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wetzel to family and friends
15 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Wetzel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Wetzel proves to be a very personable, professional physician. He has been forthcoming with me in regard to my condition, and has not been reluctant to refer me to another doctor that may have more knowledge in a particular area. I highly recommend his services.
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I feel these people just gave me the worst customer service and they just act like they don't really like there jobs and that we are here to write them checks for large amounts of money. Is there any doctor who went to medical school just to help humankind?
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Very caring doctor. He has taken care of a few people in my family and we all love his care. His office staff is always very nice. Very personable and approachable.
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Dr Wentzel has helped solve a long standing health "mystery" that has bothered me for years. He listens, pays attention to my suggestions and answers questions. He is very caring and has a warm and gentle manner. I have recommended him to family and friends and will continue to do so. I'm so glad I...more
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Dr. Wetzel insists on his patients taking 'drugs' that are harmful over a long period of time, when the warnings on boxes/labels clearly state, to Not take these drugs, (for the esophagus) esp. for any long period of time than is recommended, which is only a few of weeks, but they tell you...more
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